Tag Archives: further education

e-brief Education Reform

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have implications for members not just in schools and nurseries but across local government and further education colleges. The proposals cover five areas: A head teachers charter Parental and community engagement Pupil participation New Regional Improvement […]

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

Futures Autumn 2017

This edition of Futures gives an overview of the new Scottish government programme in areas which could impact on UNISON members. In particular education reform, childcare expansion, the proposed socio-economic duty and the Barclay Review of non domestic rates

Review of Financial Support for Students

Education is central to both Scotland’s economy and the wider wellbeing of its citizens. Everyone who could benefit from further and higher education should have an equal chance to do so. Education not only benefits the individuals who take part but wider society and the economy. It is reasonable therefore that, like schools, further education […]

FE Recruit a Friend

RECRUIT A FRIEND   *** WIN ANOTHER  £100 CASH **** Get a friend to JOIN the UNION and have his or her say in important pay and conditions issues affecting their job. Click here or on the graphic for the application form and email completed aplications to i.gil@unison.co.uk. That new member will receive a BALLOT PAPER in the […]

FE Q&A: Pay rise 2017 and more on annual leave

Questions and Answers???????????? An NJNC Joint Secretary’s implementation note is in draft pending final agreement. There is some discussion on the FESCOM Facebook and hopefully this document will help clarify many issues raised. What if I have left the college since 1 April 2017? The Pay Award will apply to those in post at 30th […]

Good College Governance Consultation

Colleges must be accountable to communities which they serve. Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in their dealings with the public. Even private sector organisations are required to have a level of corporate governance and openness. Colleges are public bodies and should follow the same principles as other public sector bodies. […]

Solidarity with college EIS members on strike

On behalf of UNISON Scotland and all of our members in F.E. we offer full support and solidarity to the EIS members who are taking part in continuing industrial action over the failure of Scotland’s Colleges to “honour the deal” on pay and conditions reached more than one year ago. You will recall UNISON members […]

Closing the attainment gap needs action not warm words

#stuc2017 Congress pledged to continue campaigning for proper funding for all areas of education, from early years to adult education to tackle the attainment gap. It recognised the key role of further education in widening access to higher education and will lobby the Scottish Government on college cuts and decreasing student places. Supporting the composited […]

College staff win battle for fair pay

Further education members in Scotland have won an improved pay rise after a sustained campaign including industrial action. Scottish FE college staff in administration, admissions, funding, catering, cleaning, welfare and security, as well as teaching assistants, will now receive a £450 flat rate rise for 2016-17, backdated to April 2016. This follows a months-long campaign, including […]